Special Education

Phone: 503.356.3900       Email Special Education

We're committed to individual success. The Special Education Department is committed to meet the changing needs of students by working with families and our community.  We embrace the individual differences of our students and strive to help each student achieve academic and social success by listening, providing support and creating solutions.

Special education services​ are available at each school within the Beaverton School District to serve students who have been identified as eligible for special education services.  Students identified as eligible for special education services must meet the following two requirements:

  • Federal and state eligibility requirements as having a disability in at least one of 11 handicapping condition categories
  • Need specially designed instruction

Transition services (ages 16 - 21) are available to special education students who graduate with a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma, or Alternative Certificate. 

The Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) provides educational services for eligible children birth to kindergarten.  For children younger than kindergarten, please telephone NWRESD at 503-614-1446.


Identifying children with disabilities

The Beaverton School District (BSD) is seeking assistance in locating children with disabilities (birth through age 21) who have not graduated from high school and currently are not attending nor receiving other special services from public schools.

Oregon and federal law mandate educational services for children with disabilities.  BSD provides educational programs and services for eligible children from kindergarten through high school.  Services provided are appropriate to each child's disability.  

Parents, guardians, or anyone who knows of a child (ages 5 through 21) with a disability currently not receiving educational services are asked to notify the special education contact person in the child's home school or contact the District's Special Education Department at 503-356-3900.

BSD is looking for surrogate parents

The Beaverton School District is looking for potential volunteers interested in becoming Surrogate Parents to students with disabilities in the district.  Please review the Surrogate Paren​t Q & A to learn more about the role of a Surrogate Parent.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to help support the education of a child in need, please contact Special Education office at 503-356-3900.